It's every kid's fear of the creepy neighbor -- the kind of secretive, mysterious shadow man that Mom and Dad usually brush off. But with Michael, is it unjustified? Or is there a real possibility of him meeting his demise if no help arrives?
Fortunately, our resolute protagonist doesn't see that as an option. In this point-and-click titled Monster Squad, Michael jump starts his journey as a paranormal investigator. This debut is possibly Carmel Games' reveal of a new series, one that is analogous to the well-loved Vortex Point.
Monster Squad gives players a classic Carmel Games point-and-click and is full of the usual quirks. The expected map navigation takes players through the town to various locations of interest. The game is overall short and simple; but like some past Carmel games, a couple solutions involving object usage and puzzle keys can be a bit of a reach.
In its conclsion, Monster Squad illustrates how teamwork can launch a budding frienship into a whirlwind adventure. It's the sweet story of a resourceful boy asking for help and overcoming obstacles -- a tale for the ages. Based on the ending, we already know where the next episode might take us!